Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Right now, Warwick pays the East Greenwich Fire District $350,000 a year to provide fire and rescue service to Potowomut.
Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian wants to get rid of the empty Potowomut elementary school building and build a fire station in its place. Completion of that plan would mean the end of the $350,000 a year Warwick pays the East Greenwich Fire District to provide fire and rescue service to the area. Avedisian said he would ask the Warwick City Council to release $2 million in bonding authority to demolish the school – which was closed in 2008 – and build a fire station to serve the Bay Ridge and Potowomut neighborhoods, according to the Providence Journal. Avedisian said he'd want the building to serve as an outpost for community meetings as well as a fire station since Potowomut is separated from the rest of Warwick by East Greenwich. For …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Rhody Bloggers for Good is raising money at La-Z-Boy all weekend for a little girl named Belle who has leukemia.
When a member of Rhody Bloggers for Good learned in December that her young daughter Belle had leukemia, her sister bloggers knew what their next project would be: helping Belle Bradley and her family. Rhody Bloggers for Good is made up of bloggers from all over Rhode Island, including several in East Greenwich and they focus on doing good in the community. So, helping the Bradley family was a natural. Taking place this weekend is a sit-a-thon for the Bradleys at, appropriately, La-Z-Boy in Warwick on Bald Hill Road. You can read the story from mom, Melissa Bradley, on the donation site. They organized event going on this weekend is at La-Z-Boy in Warwick. Jake Coleman, manager of the Warwick La-Z-Boy, offered to help and the site …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
EG Fire District Commissioners vote 4-1 to end talks with Warwick on consolidating dispatch duties.
East Greenwich Fire Commissioners voted 4-1 last Thursday to end talks with Warwick over consolidating dispatch services. Commission President Bill Daly cast the lone "nay" vote. The decision follows three years of effort, numerous meetings, and $162,000 spent on equipment for both towns. Fire Commissioners nearly pulled the plug on discussions at their last meeting but then told Henrikson to meet with Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian one last time. At Thursday's meeting, Henrikson said he met with Avedesian two weeks earlier and the mayor said he would check with his fire chief and get back to him. "I haven't heard from him," said Henrikson. Daly said he thought they could wait another week for a response from Avedesian, at which point …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The question is, where does East Greenwich begin and Warwick begin?
The hunters were crouched in the reeds nearby the lower trail at Scalloptown Park and Wildlife Refuge. A brace of ducks were on the water just in front of them. What were they waiting for? Shoot the ducks! Upon closer inspection, I realized the "ducks" were decoys. Of course! But is duck hunting allowed in East Greenwich? No. It's not. "The town does have a provision in the ordinances in regards to no discharging of any firearms east of South County Trail," said Lt. Paul Narhgang via email. But it's not quite that simple. He continued: "The hunters that have been in the area have been on the Warwick side of the bay at the inlet that abuts Forge Road. The regulations that govern that are covered under the regulations set forth through …
Friday, January 11, 2013
After three years and recent inaction from Warwick on the proposal, EGFD decides it's probably time to cut losses.
This story was updated at 1 p.m., Jan. 11. The East Greenwich Fire District is close to throwing in the towel on a plan to consolidate dispatch services with Warwick following three years of effort, numerous meetings, and $200,000 spent on equipment for both towns. The idea to consolidate dispatch with Warwick came from former Fire District Commissioner Christine Mattos. According to Fire Chief Peter Henrikson, it made sense because East Greenwich already covers the Potowomut section of Warwick as first responder. Warwick fire officials signed on to the plan, but no contract was ever signed. Henrikson said that was because they wanted to make sure the arrangement could be worked out. "The draft agreement was prepared. The contract wasn’t …
Friday, April 6, 2012
The single-car crash in Potowomut took place between 11 and 11:30 this morning.
A Warwick man, 42, died after the car he was driving struck a tree on Ives Road in the Potowomut section of Warwick late Friday morning, said Warwick police. The man was taken to Kent Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police are withholding the man's name pending notification of his family, said Warwick police Capt. Joseph Coffey. A witness told police that the driver was heading south on Ives Road, then drifted into the northbound lane before crashing into a tree about halfway between the two entrances to Goddard Park. Coffey said the call came in at 11:28 a.m. Traffic was diverted through the park for about 2 1/2 hours while police and rescue officials were at the scene. According to WPRI, the man was driving an tan SUV. If you …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
She lived her whole life in Warwick.